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    Coin launches cashback incentive

    November 23rd, 2015

    US connected device maker Coin is piloting a rewards program that gives users of its EMV-ready electronic magnetic stripe card cashback benefits at retail locations across the Bay Area. “Coin Rewards places cash back directly into the pockets of consumers through gift cards,” Coin says. The company launched its NFC-ready Coin 2.0 in August 2015 and has recorded over 2.5m transactions across 200,000 shipped devices.

    Dunkin’ Donuts pilots mobile ordering

    November 20th, 2015

    Members of Dunkin’ Donuts’ DD Perks Rewards program in Portland, Maine can now place and pay for orders on their mobile device using a new On-the-Go ordering app. “Guests can place a mobile order up to 24 hours in advance, then simply confirm via the app when they are at the selected restaurant and ready to pick up their order,” the company says.

    Apple Pay goes live in Australia

    November 19th, 2015

    Apple Pay has begun rolling out across Australia, allowing American Express cardholders to make NFC mobile payments using iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and Apple Watch devices. More

    First National Bank adds coupons and vouchers to mobile app

    November 18th, 2015

    Customers of South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB) can now redeem mobile coupons and vouchers through the bank’s mobile banking app directly at the point of sale. Participating retailers include supermarket chains Checkers and Shoprite…. More

    Apple Pay goes live in Canada for American Express cardholders

    November 17th, 2015

    Apple Pay has begun rolling out across Canada, allowing American Express cardholders to pay in-store with compatible Apple devices at Amex contactless merchants as well as make purchases within participating mobile apps. “Apple Pay will… More

    TSB and Tesco Bank go live with Apple Pay

    November 17th, 2015

    UK banks TSB and Tesco Bank are now supporting Apple Pay. TSB has also extended the contactless cashback incentive it launched in September 2015 to the mobile payments service. TSB customers will earn 5% cashback on their first £100 of combined Apple Pay and contactless spending until December 2016.  Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland added support for Apple Pay in September 2015 along with M&S Bank. Six banks supported the service when it launched in July. Barclays will also support Apple Pay but is yet to announce a launch date.

    BBVA Wallet adds cash rewards

    November 17th, 2015

    Customers of US bank BBVA Compass can now redeem cash rewards through the BBVA Wallet app after making purchases using their credit card. “BBVA Wallet purchase notifications now include cash rewards balances that can be redeemed for an account credit by simply responding to the alert,” the bank says. “BBVA Compass cardholders can redeem cash rewards to offset a portion (as little as $1) or all of a purchase.”

    Shopkick installs BLE beacons to reward Vanity customers

    November 10th, 2015

    Users of mobile marketing app Shopkick can now earn rewards via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons every time they walk into one of fashion retailer Vanity’s 150 US stores. “Shopkick will install two shopBeacon devices in every Vanity store,” Shopkick says. “One at the front door to reward customers for the simple act of coming into the store and another at the dressing rooms to share unique messages with shoppers.”

    College students make payments with selfies

    November 10th, 2015

    Students at Southwestern College in Kansas can now pay for their food and drink and earn loyalty points and rewards using their face, with no need to pull out their wallet or mobile device at the point-of-sale. More

    US Bank loyalty program goes mobile

    November 6th, 2015

    US Bank FlexPerks Visa customers can now use their mobile phones to redeem loyalty points. “Customers simply activate real-time rewards, make a purchase with their FlexPerks Visa card and respond to a text message to accept or decline a redemption offer,” US Bank says. “Accepted offers trigger a credit to the customer’s billing statement for the purchase amount and a deduction of FlexPoints from the customer’s point balance.”

    Suretap adds Points loyalty cards to NFC mobile wallet

    November 4th, 2015

    Canadian mobile wallet provider Suretap has added a loyalty section powered by the Points loyalty network to its NFC mobile wallet, enabling users to earn and use rewards offered by more than 100 global reward… More

    Chase Pay to offer payments at the pump

    November 3rd, 2015

    Users of Chase Pay, the new mobile payments service from JP Morgan Chase, will be able to make mobile payments at the pump through a programme launched by mobile commerce provider P97 Networks. “Chase’s strategic partnership with P97 will allow Chase Pay to seamlessly integrate with retail site systems through P97’s PetroZone Mobile Commerce Platform including mobile payment capabilities, digital marketing, loyalty programs and customer reward systems,” P97 says.

    MCX merchants to accept Chase Pay mobile payments

    October 27th, 2015

    JP Morgan Chase has unveiled Chase Pay, a “closed loop network with access to credit and debit customers” that leverages the bank’s 94m debit, credit and prepaid card accounts, uses QR codes for mobile payments and will be accepted by all members of the MCX retailer-led mobile payments consortium. More

    Android Pay signs up “millions” of users, readies loyalty programs

    October 27th, 2015

    Android Pay has signed up “millions” of users since its launch in the US in September 2015, Google’s Sridhar Ramaswamy has told attendees during his keynote at Money20/20. He also announced that single tap loyalty rewards are set to go live at NFC-enabled Coke vending machines in the next “few weeks”. More

    Four in ten Apple Pay users make a mobile payment once a week

    October 26th, 2015

    More than seventy million US consumers (71.5m) have now made a mobile payment in a store or online, up from 61m in 2014, research by Mercator Advisory Group has found. Overall, 42% of all smartphone owners have made a mobile payment and half of those do so at least once a week. More

    Apple Pay accounts for 68% of all in-store mobile payments in US

    October 20th, 2015

    Apple Pay is used for more than two thirds (68%) of all in-store mobile payments in the US, research from Accenture reveals, and the number of North Americans aware of mobile payments has increased by… More

    Telkom Indonesia to work with Sony to launch NFC mobile services

    October 16th, 2015

    Telkom Indonesia has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sony to develop an NFC platform based on Sony’s FeliCa technology that will let consumers in Indonesia use NFC mobile phones, smartcards and other devices for… More

    MCX expands CurrentC beta to 150 stores

    October 15th, 2015

    US retailer-led consortium MCX is expanding its CurrentC mobile wallet pilot to further locations across Columbus, Ohio, making it available for use in nearly 150 stores. New participating retailers include Kmart, Sam’s Club, Sears and… More

    Capital One adds NFC mobile payments to wallet app

    October 15th, 2015

    Capital One has become the first US bank to enable NFC payment capability within its own mobile app to allow customers to pay at any contactless terminal using their mobile device. The service makes use… More

    MasterCard partners with P97 to enable mobile payments and rewards at the pump

    October 8th, 2015

    MasterCard has announced a global partnership with mobile payments at the pump provider P97 to enable mobile payments and rewards at gas stations and convenience stores that are equipped with P97’s PetroZone platform. “Powered by… More

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